The tradeshow for production technologiesApril 7-10 2015 // eurexpo lyon

INside INdustrie


the core of the companies

With no less than 850 exhibitors on set, over 50 000 square meters of exhibiting surface, INDUSTRIE offered an outstanding variety of machinery and exhibitions, from the 7th to the 10th of April 2015 at Eurexpo Lyon. The industrial know-how showcased on the days makes production technologies trade-fair the “largest working factory in France”.

How are these technologies used in French manufacturing, and how do they respond to the challenges of competitiveness faced by major customers? The guest of honor of INside INdustrie, the exhibition's key event, has brought some answers!

MECALAC is this year's INside INdustrie's guest of honor!

Leader in its domestic market with nearly 60% of market share, MECALAC manufactures a wide range of compact construction materials (for urban construction sites and railway and service works) with superior performance in terms of innovation, flexibility, and speed. At INside INdustrie, the manufacturer of construction machinery has demonstrated its innovation, performance, flexibility, and profitability.

Quality - Reliability - Trust - Reactivity

4 keywords in line with their strong corporate culture. Originally a family business, MECALAC leverages its human and material resources to provide its customers with a high added value.

Innovation, one of the hallmarks of the French manufacturing group!

The small and medium-sized business depends on innovations and is constantly expanding its ranges. Every year, it invests between 5 and 7% of its turnover (a consolidated estimate of €105 million in 2014) in its R&D division, which employs 27 of its 150 employees.

As a result, MECALAC files numerous patents every year and regularly receives awards for its innovations and design. Most recently in December 2014: Etoile du Design (Design Star) by l'Observeur du Design (APCCI), issued by the Ministry of Industry.


"At INside INdustrie, Mecalac wanted to show and explain how it is possible to boost success and business growth through innovation and integration of added value at various levels, from conception to commercialization," says Martine Mercier, Head of Communication at Mecalac.

3 services will represent the company!

  • -Innovation: Exhibition of exceptional items, meeting R&D teams ... the company invites you to discover and admire some of Mecalac's most outstanding products, like the 12MTX shovel, awarded the 2015 design star organized by APCCI in December, with a special mention by the Ministry of Industry, or the AS900 loader. "These two products differ from standard market products by their innovation and the solutions they provide to boost the profitability of work sites," says Ms. Mercier.
  • -Human Resources: The company will also benefit from INside INdustrie's unique platform to promote its business, make hiring decisions, and find the know-how it needs to grow further. The presence of professionals and members of the HR department will offer a 360-degree view of all the career opportunities at Mecalac: conception, design, production, customer service ... Mecalac is a global dynamic company that is constantly growing. And with that comes a constant need for new talent, new know-how. INside INdustrie will be the opportunity to learn about future needs and explore career opportunities within Mecalac.
  • -Purchases: In order to create and strengthen partnerships with current and potential subcontractors, purchasing managers will welcome you and explain their needs and challenges, giving you the opportunity to position yourself as a potential supplier!

We look forward to learning about MECALAC's success with you from the 7th to the 10th of April!

An overview of the previous editions of the event:

INDUSTRIE Paris 2014:
during that event, in Paris, the Safran group agreed to be the guest of honour of INside INdustrie. Thanks to their large industrial base, located in France, Safran is a leading international high-technology group in Aeronautics and Space (propulsion and equipments) for Defense and Security.

More than 5000 visitors reached the INside INdustrie stand during the event, and got to meet the HR services, Purchasing Services and the Innovation Pole that hosted a remarkable parts display, including:

a model of a LEAP engine (Snecma), a metallic CMF56 turbine blade, a CMF56 turbine shaft, a CMF56 Fan disk (Snecma), the Inner Pylon of the A380 Airbus Aircraft (Messier-Bugatti-Dowty), an inverter gate, belonging to an A320 aircraft (Aircelle), an animated model of the Arrius Engine (Turbomeca).

Take a look back
at INDUSTRIE Paris 2014

Our guest of honour was Eurocopter, from the aeronautics sector, a jewel in the French Industrial Crown. The goal of this animation: was to communicate at a greater scale while gathering all the players of the sector around the replica of a helicopter and its mechanical components. The various exchanges of information that took place enlightened the needs of the entire industrial chain in matters of production, industrial performance, innovation, research, employment and professional training.


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